Festive visitors to a Cornish tourist attraction have helped raise more than £1,400 for charity. 

The Lost Gardens of Heligan opened their gates for their annual charity day on New Year’s Day.

This festive event is an annual tradition at the 200-acre historic estate.

A wide range of people, from staff to visitors, donated generously towards First Light, which is Heligan’s chosen charity of the year.

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Laura Chesterfield, head of garden experience at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, praised everyone involved.

She said: "We know how much the fundraising means to First Light and we are delighted to help raise the profile of the wonderful work they do."

Lyn Gooding, CEO at First Light said: "The overwhelming generosity shown by the visitors of The Lost Gardens of Heligan on New Year's Day is truly heart-warming.

"Their support not only amplifies our mission but also symbolises the spirit of community and compassion.

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"This incredible contribution will make a significant impact in supporting those affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence."

First Light is an organisation providing comprehensive support for anyone affected by domestic abuse or sexual violence in the community, including people with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community.